BROWSER file format description

Many people share .browser files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .browser file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .browser files.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.browser - ASP.NET Browser Definition

The BROWSER development files are related to Microsoft Visual Studio. The BROWSER file is an ASP.NET Browser Definition. Browser definition files contain definitions for individual browsers. At run time, ASP.NET uses the information in the request header to determine what type of browser has made the request.

Microsoft Visual Studio
Development files
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ASP.NET Browser Definition related extensions:
OMake Object File
Git Ignore File
Visual Basic WebClass HTML Template
WebAssembly Textual Code
Doxygen Document Set File
EAGLE User Language Program

Naturally, other applications may also use the .browser file extension. Even harmful programs can create .browser files. Be especially cautious with .browser files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .browser file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows can't open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

Operating systems currently supports the following operating systems:

Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8/10, Windows 11, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, macOS, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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